Patent Law News + Insights

Strategic insights and updates on US patent prosecution and global patent portfolio development, for proactive patent professionals and savvy technology executives.

Quantum Computing: What Is That?

January 15, 2020

The golden opportunity of my professional life came in 2003. 

I was admitted to the PhD program at MIT, and through a series of unexpected events, I ended up landing a position as a research assistant in David Cory’s lab. David’s group had...

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How Cloud, Edge and Fog Computing Could Affect Your Patent Strategy

December 18, 2019

Internet of Things devices are flooding the everyday tech landscape. From smart voice assistants to in-store beacons, companies are constantly creating new ways to collect data and improve customer experiences. 

Cloud-based data centers have been...

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Where Should We File in 2020? Recent Trends in Foreign Patent Filings

November 22, 2019

Foreign patent filings are expensive. Tech startups are always operating on a budget, so if you’re a tech startup operator, you may have to make difficult decisions about whether and where to foreign file

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How Tech Investors Should Approach IP Due Diligence

October 30, 2019

This is the final post in a four-part blog series that examines the IP due diligence process for tech startups and provides insight on due diligence as part of a company’s patent strategy. Read part one, part two and part three.

If you’re an...

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IP Due Diligence: How Deep Should We Dive?

October 18, 2019

This is the third in a four-part blog series that examines the IP due diligence process for tech startups and provides insight on due diligence as part of a company’s patent strategy. Read part one, part two, and part four.

When you’re starting...

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Michael Henry to Present on Quantum Computing and Blockchain

October 13, 2019

Emerging technologies such as quantum computing and blockchain technology are increasingly impacting IP lawyers' work across diverse practice areas, from drafting and prosecuting patents to enforcing intellectual property rights.

As a patent...

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What Happens During the IP Due Diligence Process?

September 30, 2019

This is the second in a four-part blog series that examines the IP due diligence process for tech startups and provides insight on due diligence as part of a company’s patent strategy. Read part one, part three and part four.

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IP Due Diligence: An Intro for Tech Startups

September 12, 2019

This is the first in a four-part blog series that examines the IP due diligence process for tech startups and provides insight on due diligence as part of a company’s patent strategy. Read part two, part three and part four.

We’re starting a new...

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Blockchain and Cryptocurrency: An Overview of the Patent Landscape

May 10, 2019

The bitcoin bubble may have burst (though it’s predicted to be making a less splashy comeback this year), but blockchain — the technology behind the cryptocurrency — is rapidly proliferating.

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Virtual and Augmented Reality: An Overview of the Patent Landscape

May 02, 2019

Many early virtual reality devices simply didn’t live up to the hype. Highly-anticipated products like Google Glass and Facebook’s Oculus have quietly faded from popular discussion.

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